Give proper credit to the author(s)... and publisher, and source organisation
The author of an article is, currently, not distinguished from any other names associated with or within the news article. The author could as easily be the subject of the piece or one of its sources.
The same is true of the organisation that published the report and, if applicable, the source organisation (such as a news agency).
As a result, authors and organisations do not get the proper credit for their work, nor are usage rights associated with the individual article or author.
By adding semantic value to your articles you can identify the author, the publisher, and the source organisation. At the same time you connect each with the other, as well as with the time published and the associated rights.
This not only means that people can search for articles written by particular authors, but that you can start to navigate by authors and cross reference with subjects, dates and times, locations, etc.